Friday 6 March 2015

Book Beginnings On Fridays - The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is The Doll's House by M.J. Arlidge, the third novel in the Helen Grace series.


Ruby tossed fitfully in her bed after a disturbed night's sleep. She seemed to have been in and out of consciousness for hours - not fully awake, but not truly asleep either. Wild anxiety dreams collided uneasily with the odd sensation of her mother carrying her to bed. That had felt nice but impossible of course. Ruby lived alone and it had been fifteen years or more since her parents had had to do that. 


The Doll's House (DI Helen Grace #3) 


Book Description

 A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.

Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.

For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.

And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time . . .


  1. Something about the title spoke to me and it is the book description that finished me off. I want to read this! Thanks so much for sharing and giving me another book to add to my mountain. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

    1. Hi Sherry

      It's got lots of short chapters which is making it difficult to put down. The other 2 in the series are good as well.
      Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. Oooh I haven't read a thriller in ages and this one sounds very exciting! The Beginning was creepily recognizable because I have those night sometimes where I feel like I'm asleep but am constantly sort of waking up. I've never been kidnapped though, thank God! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Hi Juli

      I'm really enjoying it so far.
      Enjoy your weekend & thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  4. This sounds great! I've been wanting to read more thrillers and that beginning has raised some questions. Adding this to my TBR!

  5. This sounds really good. It's been a few years since I've read a thriller. I may have to check this one out. Click on my name for my Beginning and 56.

  6. I like the opening and the description of her dreams. This sounds like a scary, creepy story that I wouldn't be able to put down and that would keep me awake at night!
    My Friday post features WILLOW VALE.


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